Entrepreneur’s Lounge Embarks of Fourth Year of Big Buzz at SXSW

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Exclusive Nightly Networking Event A Highlight for Many VIP’s Each Year in Austin at SXSW

Two weeks from tonight, the annual Entrepreneur’s Lounge at Fogo de Chao kicks off its nightly networking gathering at SXSW. Also affectionately known as “Fogo,” or the “Meat Up,” this SXSW event, now in its fourth year, has become a favorite to many of the exclusive group that gathers each night of Interactive to recap the days event, plan the evening, network and conduct a lot of tech business. This year, for the first time, the Entrepreneur’s Lounge extends beyond Interactive and into Music, beginning Friday, March 11 and running through to Thursday evening, March 17.

The Entrepreneur’s Lounge was conceived and is hosted by the City of Austin, the Austin Technology Incubator (ATI) of University of Texas, and Unwired Nation, an Austin start up in the mobile marketing space who is a current portfolio company of ATI. The goal of the Lounge is to provide a forum for entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, industry executives, media and other key influencers to connect and discuss the days’ events.    This is an official SXSW event.

This year, the Entrepreneur’s Lounge welcomes back several alumni sponsors, and introduces new sponsor brands, including:

  •     Ask.com
  •     Austin Chamber of Commerce & Digital Media Council
  •     Austin Ventures
  •     Better Homes & Gardens
  •     Bracewell & Giuliani
  •     BuildaSign.com
  •     comScore
  •     The Hondo Group
  •     Nokia
  •     Rackspace
  •     Stripedshirt.com
  •     United Kingdom Trade & Investment

And, again, founders and sponsors:

  •     Austin Technology Incubator, at University of Texas
  •     City of Austin
  •     Unwired Nation

“Fogo is a pretty special event, with great conversations and big business happening each night,” said Entrepreneur’s Lounge co-creator, Stacey Zuniga, co-founder, Unwired Nation. “We had a hunch so many years ago that people, whether local or in from out of town, would really welcome a venue to come together each night and actually talk with each other, get to know each other. We are proud that vision is now four years old with a lot of buzz each year and appreciate the sponsors who help make it happen.”

The Lounge is an official SXSW event, but is invite only. It is held nightly, March 11 to March 17, from 5-7 PM. Press, bloggers and influencers interested in more information, please contact Laura Beck.

All can watch and contribute to what’s happening at Fogo through out SXSW on Twitter with the hashtag #fogo4.


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